WYNNE ANNOUNCES $107,300 FOR THE REFURBISHMENT OF CORANGAMITE LIBRARIES

Residents of Corangamite Shire Council will soon be able to enjoy updated facilities at a number of their libraries following a revitalisation program as part of the Brumby Government’s Living Libraries Program. The Minister for Local Government, Richard Wynne, announced today the Brumby Government’s $107,300 grant for the renovations.  “The Brumby Government’s $107,300 Living Libraries…

TIERNEY LAUNCHES HEYWOOD’S FITZROY RIVER PRECINCT PROJECT

Improvements to Heywood’s Fitzroy River precinct, including building a new footbridge, have been completed with the help of a $63,000 Victorian Government grant Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. The Small Towns Development Fund grant was provided to the Glenelg Shire Council for the $94,500 Fitzroy River Precinct Upgrade project. Ms Tierney said…

AT LAST THE SEAT FOR VIDA IS UNVIELED IN PORTLAND

Pioneering suffragist Vida Goldstein has at last been recognised for her contribution to helping Victorian women win the right to vote in 1908. An artist-designed ornamental seat was today unveiled in Portland – her place of birth – as part of Victorian Women Vote 1908 – 2008 celebrations. The seat was commissioned by Historic Buildings…

WELCOME BOOST TO NURSE NUMBERS IN APOLLO BAY

More than 7 extra nurses have been employed across Otway Health and Community Services since 1999, Gayle Tierney MP, Member for Western Victoria announced today. Ms Tierney said that the 57.7% increase in local nurses since 1999 was a product of Australia’s most successful nurse recruitment and retention campaign, and the continuing effort by the…

WELCOME BOOST TO NURSE NUMBERS IN HEYWOOD

More than 11 extra nurses have been employed across Heywood Rural Health since 1999, Gayle Tierney MP, Member for Western Victoria announced today. Ms Tierney said that the 81.2% increase in local nurses since 1999 was a product of Australia’s most successful nurse recruitment and retention campaign, and the continuing effort by the Brumby Government…

WELCOME BOOST TO NURSE NUMBERS IN COLAC

More than 24 extra nurses have been employed across Colac Community Health since 1999, Gayle Tierney MP, Member for Western Victoria announced today. Ms Tierney said that the 19.3% increase in local nurses since 1999 was a product of Australia’s most successful nurse recruitment and retention campaign, and the continuing effort by the Brumby Government…

TIERNEY WELCOMES FENCE LAW OVERHAUL

Colac residents will benefit from a review of Victoria’s fence laws, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. The reforms were announced today by Deputy Premier and Attorney-General Rob Hulls, as part of Justice Statement 2, the Brumby Government’s next chapter of reform for Victoria’s justice system. Ms Tierney said that a dedicated review…

WELCOME BOOST TO NURSE NUMBERS IN THE SOUTH WEST

More than 91 extra nurses have been employed across South West Healthcare since 1999, Gayle Tierney MP, Member for Western Victoria announced today. Ms Tierney said that the 29.3% increase in local nurses since 1999 was a product of Australia’s most successful nurse recruitment and retention campaign, and the continuing effort by the Brumby Government…

TIERNEY WELCOMES FENCE LAW OVERHAUL

Corangamite Shire residents will benefit from a review of Victoria’s fence laws, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. The reforms were announced today by Deputy Premier and Attorney-General Rob Hulls, as part of Justice Statement 2, the Brumby Government’s next chapter of reform for Victoria’s justice system. Ms Tierney said that a dedicated…

WELCOME BOOST TO NURSE NUMBERS IN PORTLAND

More than 31 extra nurses have been employed across Portland District Health since 1999, Gayle Tierney MP, Member for Western Victoria announced today. Ms Tierney said that the 31.5% increase in local nurses since 1999 was a product of Australia’s most successful nurse recruitment and retention campaign, and the continuing effort by the Brumby Government…

WELCOME BOOST TO NURSE NUMBERS IN MOYNE

More than 11 extra nurses have been employed across Moyne Health Services since 1999, Gayle Tierney MP, Member for Western Victoria announced today. Ms Tierney said that the 33.7% increase in local nurses since 1999 was a product of Australia’s most successful nurse recruitment and retention campaign, and the continuing effort by the Brumby Government…

GRANT PROGRAM BOOSTS COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND ASSETS IN CORANGAMITE

Community facilities on Corangamite Shire crown land have received a boost through extra funding from the Brumby Government. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said over $625,000 has been provided to community volunteers under the Government’s Stewardship in Action Program including Dixie, Kennedys Creek, Carpendeit and Deep Lake. “The Stewardship in Action Program supports the…

Warrnambool receives $24,000 Brumby Government funding to improve sustainable transport options

Warrnambool City Council has received a $24,000 Brumby Government boost to improve local access to public transport and walking and cycling facilities. The project named TravelSmart Champs will be delivered thanks to joint funding from the Brumby Government’s TravelSmart and Local Area Access Program Grants and Warrnambool City Council. “I am delighted to announce funding…

BOATING SAFETY BOOST FOR THE SOUTH WEST

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced an $87,757 boost to boating safety in the South West through the Brumby Government’s Boating Safety and Facilities Program 2008-09. Ms Tierney said the Brumby Government was committed to working with the community to provide safe boating facilities and a safer boating environment. “The projects funded through…

BOATING SAFETY BOOST FOR CAMPERDOWN

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced a $66,057 boost to boating safety in Camperdown through the Brumby Government’s Boating Safety and Facilities Program 2008-09. Ms Tierney said the Brumby Government was committed to working with the community to provide safe boating facilities and a safer boating environment. “The projects funded through the Boating…

INVERLEIGH BRIDGE UPGRADES AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, today welcomed the completion of the first of two bridge upgrades to improve public safety in the township of Inverleigh. The $140,000 bridge upgrade project on Spring Creek Road, Inverleigh was completed on 3 October 2008. The second $140,000 bridge upgrade project on Peel Road, Inverleigh would commence…

BOOST FOR CARAVAN AND CAMPING PARKS

The Brumby Government is providing almost $1.3 million for upgrades to Victoria’s Crown land caravan and camping parks including $19,800 for Skenes Creek Caravan Park. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said 50 tourist parks would receive the grants to upgrade facilities and improve their environmental performance including Skenes Creek for sewerage connection. “Camping and…

BOOST FOR CARAVAN AND CAMPING PARKS IN PORT CAMPBELL

The Brumby Government is providing almost $1.3 million for upgrades to Victoria’s Crown land caravan and camping parks including $140,000 for the Port Campbell Recreation Reserve. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said 50 tourist parks would receive the grants to upgrade facilities and improve their environmental performance including Port Campbell Recreation Reserve to design…

BOOST FOR CARAVAN AND CAMPING PARKS IN LORNE

The Brumby Government is providing almost $1.3 million for upgrades to Victoria’s Crown land caravan and camping parks including $100,000 for the Lorne Caravan Park Kia Ora. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said 50 tourist parks would receive the grants to upgrade facilities and improve their environmental performance including Lorne Caravan Park Kia Ora…

BOOST FOR CARAVAN AND CAMPING PARKS IN NELSON

The Brumby Government is providing almost $1.3 million for upgrades to Victoria’s Crown land caravan and camping parks including $44,962 for the Kywong Caravan Park. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said 50 tourist parks would receive the grants to upgrade facilities and improve their environmental performance including Kywong Caravan Park for a communal cooking…

MONSTER PETITION AND THE CENTENARY OF SUFFERAGE

100 years ago Victorian women won the right to vote. In celebration of the centenary, the State Government is inviting people to sign a replica of the original ‘monster’ petition presented to Parliament in September 1891. During 2008, 170 calico banners displaying the Victorian Women Vote 1908-2008 logo are traveling to metropolitan, rural and regional…

WESTERN VICTORIAN AMBULANCES NOW BETTER EQUIPPED TO SAVE LIVES

Residents in Western Victoria suffering from cardiac arrest will benefit from a multi-million dollar roll-out of new life-saving equipment in country ambulances. Gayle Tierney, member for Western Victoria announced today that local ambulance services in Western Victoria are now fitted with the latest state-of-the-art defibrillators. Ms Tierney said the new defibrillators will benefit paramedics and…

$38.2 MILLION RECORD FUNDING FOR VICTORIA’S LIBRARIES

Victoria’s libraries will share in a record $38.2 million Brumby Government funding allocation in 2008/09. Local Government Minister Richard Wynne said the Brumby Government has increased the allocation to the Public Libraries Grants Program by $1.5 million, which is almost a five percent increase on last year. “The Brumby Government is taking action to ensure…

$38.2 MILLION RECORD FUNDING FOR VICTORIA’S LIBRARIES

Victoria’s libraries will share in a record $38.2 million Brumby Government funding allocation in 2008/09. Local Government Minister Richard Wynne said the Brumby Government has increased the allocation to the Public Libraries Grants Program by $1.5 million, which is almost a five percent increase on last year. “The Brumby Government is taking action to ensure…

NEW BIKE SHEDS SO STUDENTS CAN RIDE TO SCHOOL

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney has welcomed Brumby Government funding to St Joseph’s, Warrnambool, for a new bike shed. Forty Victorian primary and secondary schools will get new bike sheds for students with the announcement of $200,000 for the second round of Brumby Government’s Go for your life Bike Shed Seeding Grants. Ms Tierney…

NEW BIKE SHEDS SO STUDENTS CAN RIDE TO SCHOOL

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney has welcomed Brumby Government funding to St John’s, Portland, for a new bike shed. Forty Victorian primary and secondary schools will get new bike sheds for students with the announcement of $200,000 for the second round of Brumby Government’s Go for your life Bike Shed Seeding Grants. Ms Tierney…

NEW BIKE SHEDS SO STUDENTS CAN RIDE TO SCHOOL

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney has welcomed Brumby Government funding to St Patrick’s, Port Fairy, for a new bike shed. Forty Victorian primary and secondary schools will get new bike sheds for students with the announcement of $200,000 for the second round of Brumby Government’s Go for your life Bike Shed Seeding Grants. Ms…

TIERNEY BACKS AIREYS INLET HALL IMPROVEMENTS

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney has strongly supported improvements to be made to the Aireys Inlet Hall In the Victorian State Parliament last night, Ms Tierney called upon the Minister for Rural and Regional Development, Jacinta Allen to consider favorably the application made by the Surf Coast Shire Council for improvements for the…

$15,000 FOR COLAC OTWAY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Colac Otway Shire Council will pursue opportunities to encourage new investment, business and industry to stimulate economic and population growth with the help of $15,000 Victorian Government grant announced today by the ember for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney. “Over the past five years, Colac Otway Shire has undergone significant growth and change,” Ms Tierney said.…

$58,000 TO IMPROVE COASTAL SAFETY AT APOLLO BAY

The Brumby Government is spending $1 million this financial year to improve safety along the state’s coast including $58,000 at Apollo Bay. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said Victorians would benefit from safety improvements at some of their favourite beaches. “Victoria’s 2000 kilometres of coastline is a precious natural asset of great economic, social…

$25,600 TO IMPROVE COASTAL SAFETY AT WARRNAMBOOL

The Brumby Government is spending $1 million this financial year to improve safety along the state’s coast including $25,600 at Warrnambool. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said Victorians would benefit from safety improvements at some of their favourite beaches. “Victoria’s 2000 kilometres of coastline is a precious natural asset of great economic, social and…

NEW BUS ROUTE FROM WOODFORD TO WARRNAMBOOL

Residents of smaller communities in Moyne will have greater access to services and activities in Warrnambool, thanks to a trial bus service funded by the Brumby Government. In a 12-month trial launched today, the service will operate between Woodford and Warrnambool, stopping at Bushfield and Mailors Flat, every Friday and Saturday. State Member for Western…

$316 MILLION PACKAGE TO BOOST STATE’S SKILLS

Every eligible Victorian will be guaranteed a training place in a massive $316 million overhaul of the training sector. Under the biggest investment in Victoria’s history to the state’s training sector, 172,000 extra Government-supported training places will be created and in a landmark deal with the Commonwealth university-style loans will be made available to students…

BRUMBY GOVERNMENT IMPROVES FISHING FACILITIES IN WARRNAMBOOL

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney has today welcomed a Brumby Government commitment to improve fishing opportunities in Warrnambool. Ms Tierney said money from Recreational Fishing Licenses (RFL) would fund two projects in Warrnambool, including: – $30,000.00 to replace the Lyndoch fishing jetty – Hopkins River, Warrnambool. Removal of the existing concrete jetty & replace it…

PLASTIC BAG TRIAL BEGINS IN VICTORIA

The major supermarkets and the Brumby Government launched an Australian-first trial today that will test a charge on plastic checkout bags. From tomorrow, supermarket shoppers in Fountain Gate, Wangaratta and Warrnambool will pay a 10c government and industry charge for each plastic checkout bag in a bid to reduce Victoria’s use of one billion bags…

FUNDING AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT VULNERABLE YOUNG PEOPLE

Community organisations running programs in Corangamite Shire, to help at risk and vulnerable young Victorians can now apply for funding of up to $150,000 over three years from the Brumby Government. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said three-year funding of up to $50,000 a year was available for programs starting in January 2009 as…

FUNDING AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT VULNERABLE YOUNG PEOPLE

Community organisations running programs in Colac Otway Shire, to help at risk and vulnerable young Victorians can now apply for funding of up to $150,000 over three years from the Brumby Government. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said three-year funding of up to $50,000 a year was available for programs starting in January 2009…

BOOKS AND DVD’s TO BENEFIT VISION IMPAIRED AND AGEING

Vision impaired and ageing residents within the Corangamite community will have access to a greater range of books and DVD’s through their local libraries thanks to a $5,000 Victorian Government grant, Minister for Local Government Richard Wynne announced today. Under the funding allocation, the Corangamite Shire Council will receive $5,000 for the purchase of large…

$250,000 GRANT TO UPGRADE MACARTHUR’S WATER SUPPLY

Macarthur’s water treatment plant will be upgraded with the help of $250,000 in Victorian Government funding, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. Ms Tierney said the funding to Moyne Shire Council from the Government’s Small Towns Development Fund would allow Macarthur to meet the health criteria of the Safe Drinking Water Regulations…

EMERGENCY SERVICES VOLUNTEER GROUPS URGED TO APPLY FOR GRANTS

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today encouraged local emergency services volunteer groups in Colac Otway Shire to apply for the 2008 round of Community Safety Emergency Support Program (CSESP) grants. The CSESP grants program is open to local CFA brigades, VICSES Units, Life Saving Victoria Clubs, Australian Volunteer Coastguard flotillas and CERT teams. Ms…

ACCORD FUNDS SUSTAINABLE PARTNERSHIPS IN WARRNAMBOOL

The Warrnambool community will benefit from funding through the Brumby Government’s $1.3 million dollar Victorian Local Sustainability Accord program,” Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said. “This funding will enable 11 councils, including the City of Warrnambool, to work in partnership with a further 31 councils to undertake local and regional projects addressing a range…

ACCORD FUNDS SUSTAINABLE PARTNERSHIPS IN COLAC

The Colac community will benefit from funding through the Brumby Government’s $1.3 million dollar Victorian Local Sustainability Accord program,” Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said. “This funding will enable 11 councils, including the Colac Otway Shire, to work in partnership with a further 31 councils to undertake local and regional projects addressing a range…

LOCAL TAC COMMUNITY GRANTS BOOST ROAD SAFETY EFFORT

Colac RoadSafe will receive a $20,000 to help keep local roads safer. The member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the funding was part of the Transport Accident Commission’s (TAC) effort to give local community groups and councils funding to tackle road trauma in the local community. Ms Tierney congratulated Colac RoadSafe for being one…

WARRNAMBOOL CITY HERITAGE TO JOIN DIGITAL AGE

Heritage places in the Warrnambool City Council area will be listed on a new State-wide online database, thanks to a $3,000 grant through the Brumby Government’s Victoria’s Heritage Grants program, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. Ms Tierney said the Warrnambool City Council was one of 13 local councils to receive a heritage…

LOCAL TAC COMMUNITY GRANTS BOOST ROAD SAFETY EFFORT

Warrnambool based organisation Community Connections (Vic) Pty Ltd and the Warrnambool City Council will receive a $18,496 and $17,180 respectively to help keep local roads safer. The member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the funding was part of the Transport Accident Commission’s (TAC) effort to give local community groups and councils funding to tackle…

FUNDING TO SHAPE UP BODY IMAGE FOR HEYWOOD YOUNG PEOPLE

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney has announced new funding to help promote positive body image in young people in Heywood. Ms Tierney announced that Glenelg Outreach Primary Health (auspice Heywood Rural Health), had received a Victorian Government ‘Go for your life’ Positive Body Image Grant for the Girls with a Purpose project . Ms…

BRUMBY GOVERNMENT BOOSTS FUNDING FOR REFUGEE HEALTH

An innovative program which helps refugees get a healthy start in their communities is being expanded across Victoria Gayle Tierney, Member for Western Victoria said today. The Brumby Government will spend an extra $3 million on the Refugee Health Nurse program, expanding it in to areas with growing refugee communities. The funding boost is in…

$500,000 FOR NEW CHILDREN’S CENTRE IN PORT FAIRY

Port Fairy families will have access to a range of children’s services in one convenient location thanks to a $500,000 Brumby Government grant to help establish the Port Fairy Community Services Centre. Children and Early Childhood Minister Maxine Morand said the Port Fairy Community Services Centre is one of nine new children’s centres to be…

TURTONS TRACK NOW OPEN TO ALL VEHICLES

Turtons Track in the Otway Ranges has been sealed and can now be used by motorists, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. “The $6.3 million project means that this popular tourist route, between Beech Forest and Haines Junction, is now accessible to two wheel drive vehicles all year round. “This is good…

UPGRADE FOR WARRNAMBOOL CHILDREN’S SERVICES

Western Victorian kindergartens, child care centres, neighbourhood houses and schools will share in $10.7 million in Brumby Government grants to buy equipment, expand surfaces, renovate and improve general amenities. The South Warrnambool Kindergarten Inc has received a grant as part of the Brumby Government’s boost to the state’s early childhood services. Member for Western Victoria,…

UPGRADE FOR COLAC OTWAY SHIRE CHILDREN’S SERVICES

Western Victorian kindergartens, child care centres, neighbourhood houses and schools will share in $10.7 million in Brumby Government grants to buy equipment, expand surfaces, renovate and improve general amenities. Four Kindergartens in the Colac Otway Shire have received grants as part of the Brumby Government’s boost to the state’s early childhood services. Member for Western…

$68 MILLION TO CONTINUE DRIVING REGIONAL GROWTH

Initiatives to drive growth, expand industry, build on skills and respond to the challenges ahead are the focus of a $68 million Brumby Government package to keep provincial Victoria moving forward. Premier John Brumby and Regional and Rural Development Minister Jacinta Allan this week unveiled Moving Forward: Update – The Next Two Years 2008 to…

DIRECTORY PROMOTES INDIGENOUS BUSINESS IN HEYWOOD

Local businesses Budj Bim Tours and Winda Mara Aboriginal Corporation feature in a new directory of Victoria’s Indigenous enterprises. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today welcomed the promotion of Heywood Indigenous enterprises in the 2008/09 Victorian Indigenous Business Directory. “Budj Bim Tours and Winda Mara Aboriginal Corporation are among the more than 130 businesses…

DIRECTORY PROMOTES INDIGENOUS BUSINESS IN WARRNAMBOOL

Local businesses Gunditjmara Aboriginal Co-operative and Tower hill State Game Reserve wildlife and volcano experiences feature in a new directory of Victoria’s Indigenous enterprises. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today welcomed the promotion of Warrnambool Indigenous enterprises in the 2008/09 Victorian Indigenous Business Directory. “Gunditjmara Aboriginal Co-operative and Tower hill State Game Reserve wildlife…

DIRECTORY PROMOTES INDIGENOUS BUSINESS IN PORT FAIRY

Local businesses Kaawirn Kuunawarn Hissing Swan Arts Pty Ltd, Tarerer Gunditj Project Association Inc and Eumeralla Backpackers in Yambuk feature in a new directory of Victoria’s Indigenous enterprises. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today welcomed the promotion of Port Fairy Indigenous enterprises in the 2008/09 Victorian Indigenous Business Directory. “Kaawirn Kuunawarn Hissing Swan Arts…

HEALTHY FUNDING BOOST FOR HEYWOOD CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL

Heywood Consolidated School will benefit from a Brumby Government boost through the ‘Go for you life’ Healthy Start in Schools Grants for 2008, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. Heywood Consolidated School is one of a number of schools who had responded with an outstanding application for the ‘Go for your life’ program,”…

HEALTHY FUNDING BOOST FOR NOORAT PRIMARY SCHOOL

Noorat Primary School will benefit from a Brumby Government boost through the ‘Go for you life’ Healthy Start in Schools Grants for 2008, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. Noorat Primary School is one of a number of schools who had responded with an outstanding application for the ‘Go for your life’ program,”…

HEALTHY FUNDING BOOST FOR PORTLAND PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Portland Primary School and Portland North Primary School will benefit from a Brumby Government boost through the ‘Go for you life’ Healthy Start in Schools Grants for 2008, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. The schools are two of a number of schools who had responded with an outstanding application for the ‘Go…

HEALTHY FUNDING BOOST FOR CAMPERDOWN COLLEGE

Camperdown College will benefit from a Brumby Government boost through the ‘Go for you life’ Healthy Start in Schools Grants for 2008, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. Camperdown College is one of a number of schools who had responded with an outstanding application for the ‘Go for your life’ program,” Ms Tierney…

2008/09 STATE BUDGET DELIVERS NEW TRUCK FOR TERANG VICSES

Terang VICSES will receive funding for a new emergency response truck as part of a $20.5 million emergency services package in the 2008/09 State Budget. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said VICSES was responsible for responding to a range of emergencies, including planning for and responding to floods. “VICSES members assist during severe storm…

BRUMBY BUSINESS GRANT TO INNOVATIVE WARRNAMBOOL FIRM

A business grant from the Brumby Government will help Chemblast Industrial Coatings test the viability of a new job tracking system to reduce paperwork for trades people, Western Victoria MP Gayle Tierney said today. Ms Tierney announced the $11,250 Grow Your Business grant to Warrnambool firm, Chemblast, whose unique system replaces the need for trades…

MONSTER PETITION AND THE CENTENARY OF SUFFERAGE

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today signed one of 150 calico banners that are traveling across Victoria this year to mark the 100th anniversary of Victorian women winning the right to vote.The 150 calico banners will be joined to create a monster petition with the aim of collecting 30,000 signatures in acknowledgment of the…

DROUGHT RELIEF FUNDING FOR LOCAL SPORTS FACILITIES

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, has announced funding to drought proof sports facilities in Inverleigh as part of the second round of the Brumby Government’s Drought Relief for Community Sport and Recreation Program. Ms Tierney said the $20,000 grant would go towards investing in water efficient assets for local sports facilities, which will make…

BUDGET DELIVERS FOR THE SOUTH WEST

Babies and young families, home buyers and regional Victorians are the big winners in the 2008-09 State Budget, Gayle Tierney, Member for Western Victoria said today. Local highlights of the budget include: • Confirmation of an emergency medical helicopter for South West Victoria located at Warrnambool which is part of the $185.7 million boost to Victorian…

THE ARTS KEEPING VICTORIA’S RICH HISTORY ALIVE

Promoting Heywood and District Committee Inc is among seventy-nine community groups across Victoria to share in $350,000 of Brumby Government funding to help preserve and share local stories, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. Ms Tierney said the latest round of grants through the Local History Grants Program reflected a rich array of…

$196,610 FOR TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT IN POLWARTH SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Nine Government secondary schools in Polwarth will share in $15 million of Brumby Government grants to upgrade their technical equipment, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said. Ms Tierney said Camperdown College, Cobden Technical School, Colac Secondary College (Interim name), Derrinallum P-12 College, Lavers Hill P-12 College, Lorne-Aireys Inlet P-12 College, Mortlake P-12 College, Terang…

$250,598 FOR TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT IN SOUTH WEST VICTORIAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Four Government secondary schools in Victoria’s south west will share in $15 million of Brumby Government grants for schools across Victoria to upgrade their technical equipment, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said. Ms Tierney said Brauer Secondary College, Hawkesdale P12 College, Heywood District Secondary College, Portland Secondary College and Warrnambool College will receive a…

THE ARTS KEEPING VICTORIA’S RICH HISTORY ALIVE

Camperdown and District Historical Society Inc is among seventy-nine community groups across Victoria to share in $350,000 of Brumby Government funding to help preserve and share local stories, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. Ms Tierney said the latest round of grants through the Local History Grants Program reflected a rich array of…

THE ARTS KEEPING VICTORIA’S RICH HISTORY ALIVE

Birregurra District Historical Centre Inc is among seventy-nine community groups across Victoria to share in $350,000 of Brumby Government funding to help preserve and share local stories, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. Ms Tierney said the latest round of grants through the Local History Grants Program reflected a rich array of local…

BUDGET GREEN LIGHT FOR WARRNAMBOOL HOSPITAL

The next key stage in the major redevelopment of South West Healthcare’s Warrnambool Hospital has been given the green light, with $70.1 million committed in this year’s State Budget, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. Ms Tierney said the funding will build a new inpatient ward block and associated facilities, as part of…

WESTERN VICTORIA WINS FUTURE FARMING FUNDS

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today welcomed more assistance for Western Victorian farmers with the release of the Brumby Government’s $205 million Future Farming strategy. Ms Tierney said the centrepiece of the strategy was the biggest boost to agricultural research and development in at least a decade and improved delivery of information to farmers.…

FUNDING TO PURCHASE LEARNING EQUIPMENT IN APOLLO BAY

Adult learners in Apollo Bay will have access to a more modern learning environment, thanks to a $3,000 boost from the Brumby Government. Announcing the funding today, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the State Equipment Grant would help Otway Health & Community Service with resources for use in teaching classes outlined in the…

FUNDING TO PURCHASE LEARNING EQUIPMENT IN ANGLESEA

Adult learners in Anglesea will have access to a more modern learning environment, thanks to a $5,000 boost from the Brumby Government. Announcing the funding today, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the State Equipment Grant would help the Anglesea and Community District House to purchase a colour printer and two new computers. “This…

FUNDING TO PURCHASE LEARNING EQUIPMENT IN SIMPSON

Residents of Simpson will have more opportunities to strengthen ties with family and friends as well as get involved in global communities, thanks to a $5,000 Brumby Government grant to the Simpson and District Community Centre Inc. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the Public Internet Access Program (PIAP) gave grants of up to…

FUNDING TO PURCHASE LEARNING EQUIPMENT IN WARRNAMBOOL

Adult learners in Warrnambool will have access to a more modern learning environment, thanks to a funding boost from the Brumby Government. Announcing the funding today, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the State Equipment Grant would help Worn Gundidj Aboriginal Cooperative with a $3,199 grant for the purchase of: – Canon Pixma IP90V Portable…

FUNDING TO PURCHASE LEARNING EQUIPMENT IN COLAC

Adult learners in Colac will have access to a more modern learning environment, thanks to a $5,000 boost from the Brumby Government. Announcing the funding today, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the State Equipment Grant would help Colac Adult and community Education to purchase: – 10 chairs to replace current old chairs in one…